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science “Science Funding and Short-Term Economic Activity,” is in the latest issue of Science. In it, Julia Lane, Jason Owen-Smith, Rebecca Rosen, Lou Schwarz, Barbara McFadden Allen, Roy Weiss and Bruce Weinberg use STAR METRICS data for 9 of the Universities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation to describe the short run economic activity generated by Federal Science funding in terms of the workers employed on federal grants and the purchases of equipment and supplies. Their analysis of all expenditures supported by federal funding to these nine CIC institutions—monies from some 30 agencies—shows that the production of science is complex but eminently traceable. They document reliance on a wide variety of inputs including a heterogeneous mix of skills (embodied in numerous students, postdocs, and research staff), as well as diverse goods and services purchased locally, within the institution’s home state, and nationally. Their data provide the first detailed information about initial inputs to the publicly funded scientific enterprise and lay the foundation to trace subsequent results. » Click here to read the paper
a Please join the Battelle Center and the Center for Aviation Studies for a great discussion on international aviation issues with:
Seth Young, Ph.D. Director, Center for Aviation Studies, Shawn Pruchnicki, Research Coordinator and Lecturer, Center for Aviation Studies and Ronald Brower, Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel, NetJets, Inc.

When: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 3 – 4:30 PM
Location: Page Hall, LEC Room 130

"The Price of Big Science: Saturation or Abundance in Scientific Publishing?"

Policy and Complex Systems Volume 1, Issue 1 • Spring 2014
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"Innovation Goes Global"

Battelle Center Director Caroline Wagner has a letter published in the current edition of the magazine Science. Science is one of the leading journals of scientific research and commentary. » Click here to read Wagner’s letter “Innovation Goes Global”

Mapping Scientific Excellence

This web application visualizes scientific excellence worldwide in 17 subject areas. For each institution (university or research-focused institution), the estimated probabilities of (i) publishing highly cited papers (Best Paper Rate) or (ii) publishing in the most influential journals (Best Journal Rate) are shown. Follow this link to see the map.

Battelle Center Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

The Battelle Center for Science and Technology Policy is pleased to announce the call for applications for a new Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). The position will support one student for doctoral studies in science and technology policy to begin studies August 2014. The GRA carries with it up to four years on a funded graduate appointment, offering full coverage of tuition costs and a monthly stipend. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply for the program.
Suggested Reading

Boardman's book Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation: Government Policies, Industry Strategies, and Organizational Dynamics looks at the crucial management and evaluation challenges that accompany scientific and technical innovation in Cooperative Research Centers. Edited by: Craig Boardman, Denis Gray , Drew Rivers »Click here to buy »Learn more about the book
The Science of Science Policy
A Handbook
Edited by: Kaye Husbands Fealing, Julia I. Lane, John H. Marburger III, and Stephanie S. Shipp
Restoring the Innovative Edge Driving the Evolution of Science and Technology Author: Jerald Hage



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